Chief Inspector proposes more proportionate inspection system
Today, Maurice Smith, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools, will deliver a keynote speech at the Lowry Centre in Manchester about the impact of the new school inspection system.
- 25 Jan 2006
- Ref no: NR- 2006-02
Chief Inspectors of Ofsted and CSCI highlight the progress made and challenges facing local authority children's services in a joint speech to the North of England Education Conference
The new Chief Inspector of Schools, Maurice Smith, will today join the Chief Inspector of the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI), David Behan, to highlight the key issues affecting local authority children’s services to delegates at the North of England Education Conference.
- 05 Jan 2006
- Ref no: NR- 2006-01
Independent report published on the manageability of simultaneous joint area reviews and corporate assessments of local authority children's services
Inspectorates implement recommendations to improve inspections for councils
A new report published today, Evaluation of the manageability of the joint area review and corporate assessment process, examines how well combined joint area reviews (JARs) and the Audit Commission’s corporate assessment work. It focuses on the manageability of the process for councils and their partners.
- 24 Feb 2006
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Many of the organisations involved in overseeing the Graduate Teacher Programme are not providing high quality subject training, according to a new report from Ofsted
But organisations responsible for managing on-the–job training for future teachers make a strong contribution to recruitment in secondary shortage subjects and from under-represented groups
- 21 Feb 2006
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Still striking contrast between taught element and practical element of courses
The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) has today published, The Initial Training of Further Education Teachers: Findings From 2004-05 Inspections of Courses Leading to National Awarding Body Qualifications. The report sets out the findings from inspections of initial teacher training (ITT) courses for further education (FE) teachers that lead to National Awarding Body (NAB) qualifications.
- 07 Feb 2006
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Most childcarers have a good knowledge of healthy eating and provide a nutritious and balanced diet for the young children in their care, according to a new report from the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted). 74% of the childminders and 65% of the daycare providers inspected for this survey were judged as good or outstanding with regard to providing a healthy diet. No childminders, and only 4% of daycare providers, were judged inadequate.
- 29 Mar 2006
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Strengths and weaknesses of local authority children's services highlighted following new annual performance assessments
More needs to be done to improve the life chances of looked after children
Procedures for reviewing and auditing child protection cases, health assessments for looked after children, some reduction in the rates of offending by children and young people and work to promote healthy lifestyles in schools are some of the strengths of many local authority children’s services identified in a new report published today by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) and the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI).
- 24 Mar 2006
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Report confirms that effective school libraries can have a positive impact on pupils’ learning
Today, the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) publishes Good school libraries: making a difference to learning. The small scale survey sought to evaluate the key factors that lead to improvements in libraries and to highlight existing good practice.
- 21 Mar 2006
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Primary schools are making faster progress than secondary schools in improving the standard of school meals
More than half of parents surveyed think their child’s school meals are good or better
More than half of parents surveyed whose children eat school meals think the quality of these meals is good or better, according to an opinion poll conducted on behalf of the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted). However, this figure drops to 19 per cent when the same parents are asked for their opinion of the quality of school meals nationally.
- 14 Mar 2006
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‘Loyalty’ factor means satisfaction with primaries exceeds satisfaction with secondaries
Most parents are very satisfied with the schools their children attend and schools have improved their links with parents in recent years, according to a new report published today by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted).
- 03 Mar 2006
- Ref no: NR- 2006-06